Geoff Anderson is the President and CEO of Smart Growth America. Prior to joining Smart Growth in 2008 Anderson spent 13 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he headed the Agency's Smart Growth Program. At the EPA, he was instrumental in creating the Agency's Smart Growth program. He helped found the Smart Growth Network, the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, and the popular Web site smartgrowth.org. In addition, he provided seed funding for and helped to catalyze the creation of the National Vacant Properties Campaign, The LEED for Neighborhood Development Certification program, and the Governors' Institute for Community Design.